Can anyone tell me what the "EXPECTED" life span is of a Asphalt rolled
roofing is? Thanks! Mine has been on approx 11 years, a roofer I
talked to said approx 5 years which I thought was a little low.
I guess I will have to get it replaced then. But it lasted 11 years so
far and I guess I got my money's worth then. Just wanted to be sure I
was not being fed a line by someone. Thanks again for your assistance.'
I have roll roofing on some of my sheds, that is at least 25 years old, and
looks to be good for another dozen years.
Nothing I've got is insured, but I understand that most buildings are not
insurable due to company guidelines, if you choose rolled roofing instead of
True for many but not all insurance companies. Just like knob-and-tube
wiring or polybutylene plumbing or synthetic stucco siding, this doesn't
mean that there's necessarily anything wrong with your particular
installation, insurance is a business of statistics and probabilities.
Even if most homes with roll roofing don't suffer losses, as a group they
suffer more losses than homes with shingles. The insurance company can
either refuse to insure roll roofing, or raise premiums enough to cover
the higher losses. But if they raise rates, everyone with shingles will
save money by going to a company that doesn't take roll roofing.
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